San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+160) Los Angeles (-170)
Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers (31-20, 2nd in NL West) play the San Francisco Giants (31-20, 3rd in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Sunday. The Giants open this game at +160 while the Dodgers are priced at -170. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman and Clayton Kershaw.
The Giants have accumulated 72 doubles as a team and have hit 71 baseballs out of the park. San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .406 and have struck out 499 times, while drawing a walk on 199 occasions. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 10th in the league. They have 226 RBI's in addition to 377 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average sits at .227. They have accumulated 239 runs and have an OBP of .314.
The Giants have compiled a team ERA of 3.31 for the season (6th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 441 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.16. Giants pitchers have conceded 52 home runs in addition to 181 runs (5th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 142 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.72 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Giants relief pitchers have a save percentage of 60.6% and stepped onto the hill in 72 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 45 base runners this season with 42.2% of those players crossed the plate. Giants bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 33 times and also have had 66 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 174 relievers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have 39 holds so far this year (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 20 saves this year and have blown 13 of their 33 save opportunities.
The San Francisco Giants have a tally of 1,356 putouts thus far, as well as 472 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .991 which has them sitting 1st in pro baseball, and have 292 double plays. The Giants have transformed 71.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 4,068 innings on the diamond, ranking them 5th in professional baseball.
Gausman has taken the hill for 1,050 innings and has earned 1,010 strikeouts in his career. Gausman (55-66 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.95 while going up against 4,440 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.09 (477 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.300. He has allowed 1,053 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 312 walks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers hold a team on-base percentage of .341 and a batting average of .243 for the season. They have struck out on 466 occasions (11th in MLB) and have earned a total of 419 hits. Los Angeles has hit 62 long balls so far this season as well as 252 RBIs. The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .408 and they earn 5.16 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have 77 doubles, while taking a walk 228 times as well as scoring 263 runs.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.044 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.49 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.63 (515 strikeouts against 142 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 336. They have surrendered 55 homers and they yield 3.71 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 189 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.03 (154 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 33 save chances and they have recorded 18 saves. They rank 21st in baseball holding a save percentage of 54.5%, and they have dispatched 168 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 71 times in high leverage situations and on 50 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 24.6% of 61 inherited runners. With 70 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 36 holds and 15 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 28 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in baseball). The Dodgers have 419 assists, 28 errors and have accounted for 1,374 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 4,122 innings on the field, the Dodgers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 73.2% (1st in the majors).
In his career, Kershaw has allowed 1,804 hits while he has earned 2,597 strikeouts in 2,397 innings. He has given up 652 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.001 and a FIP of 2.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.36 and he has faced 9,430 opposing hitters so far in his career. Kershaw (182-79 career record) holds a 2.45 ERA while giving up 6.8 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (+160) and over 8.5 runs
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